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BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press

peeking into the past

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – The Smart Set social club

On Feb. 9, 1906, a group of women in Albemarle met to form a new social club. The group choose the name “The Smart Set” ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:22 pm

Paul Saik

Stanly County Concert Association reveals concerts for next season

Music is one of the many items missing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stanly County Concert Association hopes to change all that as conditions improve. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, April 2, 2021 9:32 am

business

Former state senator named to state role which could help Stanly

Stanly County has another connection in the state in its corner. Gene McLaurin, a former state senator who represented Stanly County, was recently appointed chairman ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:16 pm

writing

Aunt

B.J. DRYE COLUMN: It boggles my mind that she’s gone

Sun Drop. Cherry pudding. Board games. Duke basketball. These are just a few loves I inherited from Aunt Peggy, who died Thursday night. Shortly after, ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, March 19, 2021 2:54 pm

News

Deadline nears for Bonanza tickets

Tickets are still available for the 18th Annual Outdoorsman’s Bonanza. Tickets, priced at $100 each, are on sale for the March 27 event. Only 3,900 ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:22 pm

Albemarle

North Stanly shares history of Plow Jock ahead of Albemarle game

In preparation for the North Stanly-Albemarle football game March 19, North Stanly art teacher John Williams shared a little of the history of the Plow ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, March 15, 2021 9:23 am

South Stanly Middle School

South students use assignment to help Stanly County Humane Society

Large floppy ears have been helped thanks in part to earrings. Two South Stanly Middle School students recently raised funds to help the Stanly County ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, March 5, 2021 2:54 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle Hotel to see new life

The Albemarle Hotel has seen better days, but the best may be yet to come for the nearly 100-year-old building. Developer Jordan Jones and his ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:07 am

B.J. Drye

The Stanly News & Press wins 6 NC Press awards, including General Excellence

The Stanly News & Press brought home six awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s editorial contest. The awards were announced Friday as part of ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:56 pm

Charlotte Maness

Functional Fitness offers virtual exercising through Stanly County Senior Center

Charlotte Maness will turn 83 in May. She credits her longevity to the fact that she stays busy with activities. Maness, who is usually busy ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:59 pm

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